December 4, 2023

Grant Watch: Week Ending in 12/01/2023

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant Funding Opportunity December 15, 2023.

The Wood Innovations Grants Program stimulates, expands, and supports U.S. wood products markets and wood energy markets to support the long-term management of the National Forest System and other forest lands.  Focus areas include mass timber, renewable wood energy, and technological development that supports hazardous fuel reduction and sustainable forest management.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Community Wood Grant Funding Opportunity Program December 15, 2023.

The Community Wood Grant Program provides funding for grants to install thermally led community wood energy systems or to build innovative wood product manufacturing facilities. The Forest Service expects renewable wood energy systems installed under this program to use the most stringent control technologies. The program places extra emphasis on assisting sawmills in economically challenged areas to retool or add advanced technology.

Central Region Educational Cooperative Related Services for Special Education December 18, 2023. 

Central Region Educational Cooperative is requesting competitive sealed proposals from education related firms interested in providing related services, including speech language, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral health (board certified behavior analyst, social work, and psychological), nurse, vision/orientation & mobility specialist, and diagnostic services to eligible students throughout the school year. All contractor service assignments are issued directly by CREC in accord with vendor availability and student needs. Contractors will determine how many hours they are available to work per day/per week. CREC will then propose a service schedule to the contractor for his/her approval.

The U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Tribal Electrification Program December 22, 2023. 

Under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and the Justice40 Initiative, the Department of Interior Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Economic Development’s (OIED) Tribal Electrification Program (TEP) is announcing a funding opportunity.  This funding is for clean energy household electrification that will benefit Tribal communities in the United States.  OIED will select Tribal communities that are in stages ranging from early planning to already implementing plans and actions for household electrification. The TEP will utilize $145.5 million to increase the number of Tribal homes with zero emission electricity not including $4.5 million for administrative costs to retain a professional services contract to provide technical assistance to tribes in the areas of pre-award guidance, award management, project technical assistance, procurement, and utility system impacts.

New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department December 22, 2023.

ECMD is requesting applications from Indian nations, tribes, or pueblos; county or municipal governments; and the Mortgage Finance Authority for CEED Program projects to provide improvements to residential buildings in underserved communities in New Mexico that will in the aggregate, decrease residents’ energy use, energy burden, and/or carbon intensity of energy consumption. Community energy efficiency projects will target the adoption of energy-efficient consumer behavior, equipment, or devices that result in a decrease in energy consumption without reducing the amount or quality of energy services. This includes health and safety measures, including those that use efficient equipment or devices to improve indoor air or drinking water quality, and equipment or electrification upgrades.

The U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant January 11, 2024.

Every year, our Division of Energy and Mineral Development provides the opportunity for Tribes to receive financial assistance to establish the legal framework for developing and regulating their energy resources. We know that millions and millions of acres of Tribal reservations hold vast natural resources. We support development efforts led by Tribes in accordance with Tribal goals and priorities. 

Development Activities Eligible for Funding

  • Developing the legal infrastructure to create any type of Tribal energy business
  • Establishing an energy-focused corporation under Tribal or state incorporation codes
  • Establishing an energy-related Tribal business charter under federal law (IRA Section 17 corporation)

Regulatory Activities Eligible for Funding

  • Developing or enhancing tribal policies, codes, regulations, or ordinances related to energy resource, including land-lease regulations in accordance with the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act for energy development purposes or for business purposes connected to an energy project
  • Establishing a Tribal utility authority (TUA)
  • Adopting secured transaction codes and a subsequent joint power agreement with a state government

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Properties Restoration Fund Grant Program February 2, 2024.

The Land of Enhancement Legacy Fund was established by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2023 to support conservation and preservation projects in the State of New Mexico.  Eligible projects include interpretative planning, archaeological and architectural survey, National Register nominations, restoration, preservation, stabilization, and protection of cultural property.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Recognizing and Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Warning Signs February 14, 2024.

This RFA will provide up to $5,000,000 in funding, through a one-time cooperative agreement, to an external entity that will provide financial, technical, and evaluation to initiate and administer a competitive subgrant program for WIC state and local agencies. The goal of this cooperative agreement is to evaluate the implementation of evidence-based practices to recognize and address early warning signs of maternal morbidity and mortality in a WIC setting.

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